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Today Blizzard revealed Hero 28 aka Hammond aka Wrecking Ball. A hamster in a giant mech ball he is part the Tank archetype he is currently playable in the PTR. 

 

I didn't expect this. Granted I knew there was a character named Hammond that escaped the Lunar colony but didn't expect him to be a hamster :lol: can't wait to try him.

 

 

 

 

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Overwatch is probably my most played game of last year. This year it's probably just under the amount of time I have played Sea of Thieves. But not by much. Blizzard has done a great job supporting the game and all for free technically.

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25 minutes ago, ALIEN-gunner said:

Is this a late April Fools joke?

You would think so until you watch Wrecking Ball in action.

 

 

After watching his play style it fits in well in the game. Especially since Winston is his close friend :p

 

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13 hours ago, The def star said:

You would think so until you watch Wrecking Ball in action.

 

 

After watching his play style it fits in well in the game. Especially since Winston is his close friend :p

 

I wish they would give Winston a rework. I think he's just too big and squishy and only comes in handy in certain situations. 

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Build. Play. Share: http://blizz.ly/Workshop

 

Create games in ways previously unimaginable with the Workshop! The Workshop is a simplified game scripting system that expands the customization features available in the Game Browser.

 

What will you create?

 

Check out some of the modes from this video:

Overwatch Brawler – QV90V
Magnet Payload – XS7AX 
Ice Surfer Mei – JBWH8
Wrecking Ball Racing – JWY47
Third-Person Overwatch – NVFTS
Top Down Overwatch – 7KR0G
Helicopter-Watch - E5NGZ

 

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I couldn't be happier about this. Yes, it takes away some freedom of choice. But it also means that they no longer have to weigh balancing vs pro-play vs regular play. Right now, for example, Brigitte is very useful and over-used in pro-play as a third healer. In order to mitigate this, they had to nerf her and as a result she is now useless in a 2-healer comp (pros use 3-3 composition of tank and healer, using no dps).

 

This is going to invigorate the game a huge amount I think, and make balancing the meta a lot easier (and making more heroes viable). Some heroes in particular (Sombra, Brigitte) will likely see major overhauls. I wouldn't be surprised to see Sombra be also completely eliminated in her current state, similar to the changes made to Symmetra and Torb years ago.

 

I'm watching the video now, here are the highlights:

 

- Will affect all major modes (Comp, QP)

- Choose role ahead of time, queue separately

- Can change heroes within role at any time

- Will have separate MMR and SR (match-making rating, skill rating) for each role (this is huge, as I may be a 2798 tank, but only 2200 DPS)

- Play 5 placement matches for any individual role before competitive play

- Season 17 ending early. Beta-comp season starting Aug 13 (to Sept 1) to test new queue

- Make new arcade mode called "Quickplay Classic" to play without role lock

- Will be bonus rewards for playing roles with shorter queue times (to convince damage dealers to play other roles, and reduce wait times that could be 20-30 min)

 

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I purposefully stopped playing Overwatch as it was starting to dominate all my gaming time...but I do really, really like it and this is such a good excuse to re-download (I may ever just say goodbye to my life and get back on Rocket League)

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I'll have to play a few games to decide if I like this choice or not.  Competitive play sure.  But I don't necessarily need this for Quickplay.  I can hold my own with just about every character in the game and will switch to whatever role needed while playing.  Being locked into a role doesn't sound great but ehhh i'm sure it will be fine.

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